The 4th (and technically 5th) album on S27 and continuing from "Vol.I", this further collection from London's HATCH of selected tracks created during the sessions that would become the "Writers Bench", "Arcanoid" and "Hatchism" albums.
You could consider Archive as the "B-Sides" however we feel it easily holds its own as a standalone album, and is very much a companion piece to "Archive: Vol. I"
Like clockwork, Section 27 succumb once again to HATCH’s analog breaks and reveal the second volume in Eugene Rowlett’s Archive series. We’re off to another mind-boggling kick start to graffiti electro, raw techno, distorted acid, leftfield ragga, dub, breakbeats, and all manner of punchy, danceable, and explosive electronics. Where Volume II rattles most is in its turbulent undercurrent and melodic noodles that infiltrate just about each piece—from shuffling rhythmic slabs to more aggressive mechanical constructs and downtempo funk, here we see HATCH in pure form. Continuing a pursuit to unveil creative old-school soundtracks to bass bin raves and downtempo rooms of yesteryear with ease. [Pietro @ IglooMagazine - April 2021]